Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 1 Barras Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 6AD

Nells Point (Barry Island)

NCI NELLS POINT OPEN DAY IS SUNDAY 2ND OF AUGUST 2015 1100 TO 1700 hours.

 

 

 NATIONAL COASTWATCH HAVE BEEN GRANTED USE OF THEIR OWN DEDICATED RADIO CHANNEL BY OFCOM.

CHANNEL 65 IS NOW IN FULL USE AT NELLS POINT.

ALL WATCHKEEPERS AT NELLS POINT HOLD THE RYA SHORT RANGE VHF RADIO CERTIFICATE.

NELLS POINT IS THE FIRST NCI STATION TO ACHIVE THIS CERTIFICATE FOR ALL WATCHKEEPERS.

Welcome to NCI Nells Point (Barry Island) lookout station 

 Live Web Cam at Nells Point   

Live Weather at Nells Point

Tide Times at Barry

 

Nells Point Coastwatch station was the first NCI Station established on the Welsh coast. It is built on the site of a derelict Coastguard
station.

With funding from the National Assembly, the Vale of Glamorgan Council rebuilt the Station to a very high standard.

The official hand over and opening ceremony took place on the 16th of Febuary 2007,The first watch took place on Saturday 17th
February 2007.

NCI Nells Point is situated on Barry Island on the costal path between Whitmore Bay and Jacksons Bay.

The  station overlooks the busy Bristol Channel and from the watch tower we have views of the Somerset coast line from Weston Super Mare in the east, taking in the island of Flat Holme and Steep holme,To Forland point on the Devon coast in the west

All commercial traffic bound for Barry, Cardiff, Newport, and all ports in and around Bristol pass by Nells Point.  Pilots for commercial traffic using the Upper Bristol Channel are based at Barry harbour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. We have an exhibition centre which is open to the public on weekends.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Until: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Notes: 
Summer watches commence at the start of BST
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Until: 
Monday, February 29, 2016
Notes: 
Winter watches commence at the end of BST
Opening Hours

During June, July and August the station remains open until 2000hrs on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Location
Latitude: 
51° 23.27' N
Longitude: 
003° 15.93' W
OS Reference: 
ST 120 662
Station Post Code: 
CF62 5DG
Station Elevation: 
59' (18 m)
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Milford Haven
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01446 420746
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
23
86
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Visual Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles
Radar Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Terry Ewington
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
02920 592621
NCI Lookout
Nell's Point
Barry Island
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 5DG

 

 

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